Associates of Christmas Day terrorist arrested

Ten suspects thought to be connected to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab were arrested in Malaysia. The suspects, from Nigeria, Malaysia, Syria, Jordan, and Yemen. They were detained while attending a religious meeting, and are confirmed to belong to a terrorist organization.

Yemeni government takes out local al-Qaida members

Two al-Qaida militants who have allegedly been threatening the US and British Embassies in Yemen were killed by government forces on Jan. 4. The embassies were closed to the public for the second day.

The Yemeni forces were tracking Nazih al-Hanq of the group al-Qaida in the Arabian Penninsula.

Increases in security were apparent on the streets of Sana’a, in the airport, and around embassies on Monday.